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ABC
Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
. >>> president obama has made up his mind about the future of afghanistan. >> putting u.s. afghanistan policy interaction, tomorrow, he will lay out those plans for the american public. >> at west point tomorrow night, the president is expected to announce a troop increase and plans for an eventual withdrawal. putting more lives on the line and finding a way to pay for it, the stakes are high. jonny eve of a monument to a speech, president obama faces what could be one of the most critical decisions of his life -- just on the eve of a monumental speech. >> if he succeeds, he will get the credit for winning >> he is expected to outline an eventual withdrawal -- he will get credit for winning. >> he is expecting to outline an eventual withdrawal. >> without partners that are willing to do stuff in both afghanistan and pakistan, no number of american troops can solve all of those problems. >> late last night, the president gave his order to pentagon brass to start moving troops toward the battlefield. today, he spoke with leaders of france and other countries. >> the whole world is watchi
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2009 1:00am EST
, social security revenues are down. so now we are borrowing, president obama saying we are going to bar a $1.4 trillion in 2009 just to keep the federal budget going. going to be borrowing $9 trillion over the next ten years. now that means we will be doubling the national debt of the united states from the time the republic was created in the next nine years and that is an unsustainable amount of borrowing especially when we are so heavily dependent on china to buy the debt. now, to get a full idea what i mean by america for sale you can see the image we put on the cover of the book which is the tad of america has a sales tag the little red and so you can tie it on to something to be sold with the bar code, and so i am seeing with the social security checks maybe we ought to and starting to print social security checks at the bottom paid to you courtesy the china. we couldn't pay the social security checks or the medicare or the medicaid unfunded liabilities. in fact maybe we ought to go a step further. maybe we ought to just owls worse the social security up ministration to china. since
FOX News
Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
garrett reports those plans are already in motion. >> president obama huddled with australian prime minister kevin rudd but took no questions on the new afghanistan and pakistan strategy he will announce tomorrow. at a white house meeting last night, the president issued orders to send upwards of 30,000 additional forces to afghanistan, nearly the amount urgently requested three months ago by general stanley mcchrystal. mr. obama's hand-picked commander in afghanistan. >> clearly general mcchrystal is getting most of what he wants, and therefore, it has to be seen, generally speaking, as a victory for his position. >> and a defeat for vice president biden who argued against sending more combat troops. with 68,000 u.s. fore forces there now, the white house says the additional forces costing roughly $30 billion a year will concentrate on training, not confronting al qaeda or the taliban. >> we are there to partner with the afghans, to train the afghan national security forces, the army and the poe and the poe popo police. that sour main mission. one white house correspondent calls it
NBC
Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
minutes. >> all right, thank you, bob. >>> today, president obama formally ordered that about 30,000 more u.s. troops be sent to afghanistan. mr. obama spent much of dat the day briefing u.s. and foreign leaders about this and tomorrow he explains his decision to the american people. steve handelsman reports from capitol hill. >> reporter: after three months of reassessment, president obama issued his orders, to afghan commanding general mcchrystal and the national security team about 30,000 more u.s. forces to go to afghanistan over next 12 to 18 months. expensive, 30 billion more a year but a significant increase. >> 30,000 troops plus some allies. let's say 5,000. a hu jolt of energy to stan mcchrystal and the nato forces. >> reporter: their revised mission will be to pull out of remote combat bases, to secure afghan cities from the resurgent taliban and to train afghan government forces. many republicans like the plan. >> the mission is to degrade the ability of al qaeda to threaten the american people again. >> reporter: but many of president obama's own democrats are wary. >> w
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2009 1:00pm EST
story. it's the biggest audience president obama has to reach tomorrow. on one hand, he will try to assure americans i'm sending more troops as a means to an end, as a beginning to the end of the war. at the same time, he has to reassure them the u.s. will not pull out. a lot of conversations will be held in conversations. look for the majority of his message to be to the american audience. there has to be behind the scenes work as well to the pakistani's. >> will the pentagon, the uniformed leaders will pleased with the announcement? is it enough troops? is the composition correct? does he focus -- will he focus too much on the exit strategy for the military? >> we have to see what he says tonight. i think everybody is going to be apprehensive about setting deadlines. 36 months to show substantial change in the ground situation. 30,000 troops plus allies, let's say 5,000 a huge jolt of energy to stan mcchrystal and the nay know forces. >> in terms of the general's roll out, how are they managing notification. >> what they are doing is president obama making phone calls to top offic
WHUT
Nov 30, 2009 6:30pm EST
time. >> president obama announces hi strategy for afghanistan. britain confirmed it is sending 500 more troops. of low for global investors. -- a blow for global investors concerning the debts of dubai world. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast for our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- in portugal, it looks that it will be likely to allow same-sex marriages. and crumbling man is grabs -- manuscripts left behind in timbuktu. hello to you. six decades after the second world war, what could be the last major nazi war crimes trial has started in munich. john demjanjuk was born in ukraine and is now 89 years old. he's accused of helping lead thousands of people in to the gas chambers in poland. his family and then say he is too frail to face justice. our correspondent is in court. >> he is accused of mass murder, but he could not even walk into the courtroom. 89-year-old john demjanjuk went to trial today, as photographers crowded around him. it felt more like a freak show than a war crimes trial. >> it was li
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2009 6:00am EST
a mccain/palin ticket winning. barack obama found his voice and he started talking about how this financial crisis was not the result of just one or two bad apples but a result of ideology of the regulation. that is where he was not telling the truth. it was not just the bush years. what gives me a little bit of a different perspective is because i do not live in the u.s.. i am much less partisan. i am not driven by a desire for democrats to win elections. that is not what drives my riding. during that election campaign, we knew damn well that the key pieces of legislation that created the economic crisis had been created during the clinton years. we knew that this was a better political message to claim that the ideology was bush policy. the problem with the intellectual dishonesty is that it comes back to bite you. if you are lying to yourself and everyone else, then what is to prevent larry summers from coming back and being given the keys to the treasury once again. >> what grade would you give on this issue? >> what grade? the problem with the u.s. economy is that it has been
FOX News
Nov 30, 2009 4:30am EST
. obama is fwonet discourage that and we need predictability and he wants to damage it. >> butday, you know what, there they're talking object let me take an untraditional role and be the voice of reason here. >> i knew when i saw your haircut. >> i take issue with that. >> americans hate bad news. we want bigger -- we have bigger problems and we have to pay for these problems and taxs are going to go up. this is not a normal recession. this is unlike anything we've known in our life times. eight months ago on the show we were going to talk about the it's how -- tpts mindset. >> that's is a great point. >> it's the mindset that the government knows better. i can spend your money better than you can. >> well gary k. also the issue is maybe they're redistribute no >> oh, they are very good at that. just look stat health care bill, iten doesn't go into play three or four years but if we don't pass that right now the world is going to end. dagen made a great point when you suck out capital from private industry and put it into washington, private industry suffers. we're see sooing that eve
CNN
Nov 30, 2009 4:00pm EST
back. happening now, the buildup to president obama's big announcement on afghanistan. he's starting to spread the word about troop level and strategy before he speaks to the nation and the world tomorrow night. the manhunt for the suspected shooter in the deaths of four police officers. the spotlight is on an ex-convict now on the loose in washington, the state and former presidential candidate who commuted his sentence and let him out of jail and tough questions for the white house about the now famous presidential party-crashers. how did it happen, and what's the secret service doing to stop it from happening again? i'm wolf blitzer in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama is putting more top officials in the loop today about his new war plan strategy in afghanistan. his long-awaited public announcement on troop levels a little over 24 hours from now, and there's a lot of anticipation and concern about more american lives on the line along with lots more u.s. ta
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2009 11:00pm EST
the -- barack obama. >> yes, and this is what i tracked in the -- track in the book. the ambition of the super brands of the 1990's in companies like starbucks and nike and apple. the equated their ideas with this transcendent injury. they ended up making themselves -- this transcendent in the jury -- imagery. the ended up making themselves -- they ended up making themselves very vulnerable to their consumers demanding more of them. when a company like apple uses gondi in an ad -- ghandi in an ad, or anti racism in their market, it is usually because somebody at their advertising firm did research and found that this would be most resonant with their target. they were not prepared for being held accountable for these ideas when consumers ask why 16- year-old girls are making your speakers for a paltry wages if you believe in treating women fare. -- fair. it is interesting. that kind of activism forced a lot of reforms on companies, but i argue in the introduction that the most significant development in the world of branding is the application of this theory of the hollow corporation
CNN
Nov 30, 2009 3:00pm EST
the obama administration. is that what allowed them to get in? so fashionably as they do so there. there is brand-new information i'm going to be sharing with you on that story. and don't forget. there's another way to participate in this national conversation. it's not just on twitter or myspace or facebook or skype, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. you can call us. dial the number, 877-742-5751 and start with "hey, rick." cade. ...is now over the counter at walmart as prevacid 24hr - to treat frequent heartburn. over the counter. unbeatable prices. talk about a relief. save money. live better. walmart. tylenol pm is recommended by more doctors than any other sleep medicine. it eases pain... and helps you sleep, in a non-habit forming way. >>> welcome back. i'm rick sanchez. there is breaking news from washington. within the last couple of minutes, the united states senate began its official debate on health care reform. there you see some of the pictures of what's going on on the floor right now. earlier, majority leader harry reid announced that senators may work weekends to tr
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
president obama's big speech on afghanistan tomorrow night which will be on msnbc. time for "the ed show" with ed schultz. >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show" from new york tonight. well, it's the story everybody's talking about. the president can go all over the world, but we're not really sure if he's going to be safe in his own home. the crashing of president obama's first state dinner could have been a disaster. white house press secretary robert gibbs took the heat today. >> the focus of the investigation at this point is on the fact that the name wasn't on the list, that name wasn't waved in, but that couple got into the white house and i think that's what the secret service is rightly focused on. i'm simply reiterating for the three questions i got on the same subject what the u.s. secret service put out on this. the president has faith in the secret service, always has, and that's not about to change. >> okay. it brings the definition of an open-door policy to a new level, doesn't it? fortunately it turns out to be a major embarrassment to the president's securi
PBS
Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: president obama began filling in key international leaders today on his new war strategy for afghanistan. it was part of the final run-up to his announcement, in a nationally televised address tomorrow night. ray suarez has our lead story report. >> suarez: the president informed his top civilian and military aides of the decision last night, and set in motion a far-reaching overhaul of u.s. policy in afghanistan. the centerpiece is expected to be the deployment of up to 35,000 additional american troops raising the total to some 100,000. the first to go are likely to be 9,000 u.s. marines moving into southern helmand province, a center of taliban resistance. but it's already clear the president faces opposition in congress. vermont independent bernie sanders was on abc yesterday: >> i have a real problem supporting 30,000 or 40,000 more troops and $100 billion more a year for that war on top of what we're spending in iraq. >> suarez: today, white house spokesman robert gibbs said the issue of cost, not on
CNBC
Nov 29, 2009 7:30pm EST
from all three of you f you were advising president obama what would you tell him to do at this moment in time? we will take a break in the discussion, and up next on "wall street journal report," more on capitalism and the road ahead. where are the bright spots ahead in the nex decade and what will get the unemployment rate lower? back in a moment. ike no other. and now they're being offered like no other. come to the winter event and get an exceptional offer on the mercedes-benz of your dreams. it's our way of showing a little holiday spirit. but hurry - the offer ends soon. you all want to run your businesses more efficiently, so we've brought in a team of experts to help. one suggestion is to make your shipping more efficient with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. shipping's a hassle! weighing every box... actually, with flat rate boxes you don't need to weigh anything under 70 pounds. if it fits, it ships for a low flat rate. call or go online for a free flat rate box shipping kit that includes free boxes and our helpful shipping guide. do it today, and
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2009 4:00pm EST
hour, president obama is putting the final touches on his afghan policy speech. this time tomorrow, the president will fly to the u.s. military academy at west point in new york, and will tell a nationwide prime time television audience how he proposes the united states will win the war. as it stands, there are 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan, and there's every indication today that mr. obama will announce he plans to deploy an additional 30,000 to 35,000 u.s. troops. back in august, general stanley mcchrystal, the top u.s. commander in if afghanistan, argued that a troop increase was essential, and that the u.s. had a window of a year or less to stabilize the country before the cause would be lost. today at the white house, spokesman robert gibbs gave a broad preview of the president's speech. >> the president will reiterate the importance of why we're there. but also, by all means, very early on acknowledge the tremendous cost and sacrifice to our men and women in uniform. >> as the white house prepares for tomorrow night's address, there is great anticipation in afghanistan wh
FOX News
Nov 30, 2009 2:00am EST
: president obama will announce his plan tuesday night in a speech to the nation from west point, senator kyl, what will you be listening for. >> what do you want to hear in the president's speech? >> divide it into two pieces, first of all, the details, will he follow the recommendations of general petraeus and mcchrystal in moving at least 40,000 troops into the area, as quickly as possible. and, the other two key elements, the political and the economic elements, of counterinsurgency. but, in a broader way, the second part of this i'll be looking for is as follows: let's don't have talk of a phased deployment. we'll send a few troops immediately and then see what happens, see how it plays out, maybe send some more. that is kind of reminiscent of vietnam and the escalation that slow escalation did not work there. you need to put in everybody you can as quickly as you can and deliver a knockout punch, to the enemy. secondly, talk of an exit strategy is exactly the wrong way to go. and i hear that in the media. i certainly hope the president doesn't do that. because all that does is signal to
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2009 2:00am EST
february of 2007, i left face book to go and work for barack obama's political campaign. back in february 2007, you remember this was not the time probably for from a career or professional perspective to go work for this guy running to be the first african-american president. funny name, middle name was heissan and nobody knew who he was. that's the question i got when i told my peers at face book that this is what i wanted to do. a lot of crossed eyebrows and questions. but it's what i wanted to do for a lot of different reasons. number one, because i generally believed and continue to believe that barack obama and he was unparalleled. honesty, integrity. his ability to truly empathize with every day people was very hard to find anywhere in american politics. but not only was it just a candidate. you also pair that with a campaign that from day one was focused on using every day people, they're interests, energy, enthusiasm and experience to actually strengthen and be the engine behind the campaign. i have never worked deeply in politics but i knew enough to know this isn't the
FOX News
Nov 30, 2009 5:00pm EST
-- this is obama. it's both of them. i mean, this is the opposite of putting on the brakes. government spending is increasing. it's set to increase next year again. our public debt today is $12 trillion. by 2018, it is projected to be over $24 trillion. that's according to white whitehouse.gov and that's if everything goes well. $24 trillion! well, i want you to know, since i brought this up, and i dare talk about accountability, of course, i'm going to be ridiculed by those in power and everybody who repeats these things. oh, please! oh, if you're concerned about spending policies, well, you're concerned about big government saying they're spending like mad men? well, i want you to know if you say those things and believe those things you're in good company because people have said the spending in washington was going to kill us for an awful long time. i want to show you this cartoon. i don't know if you have seen this. here is a cartoon, a wagon is going. here is all the politicians up here, and all of the professors that are saying, yeah, all right, let's spend all the m
FOX News
Nov 30, 2009 6:00am EST
arrested his ex-wife pamela balk on drunk driving charges. oprah winfrey and president obama are set to sit down for a holiday special. the queen of daytime will interview the president for the first time since taking office. tour of the white house with the first couple. even give viewers behind the scenes look as staffers get ready for the holiday season. brian: how did the party crashers get in? i want to see the way she opens up her show. first things first. other major thing that happened. thanksgiving. steve: here is a cover of the new york daily news today. tiger woods says i'm not perfect but he says his wife elin is heroic. meanwhile, tiger ducked police for third day. they showed up at his house yesterday for the third time. ed to ask him some questions about what went down with fire hydrant and whatnot. they were turned away at the door by his agent. and now sources are telling tmz which has got an lot of this story right, that apparently the florida highway patrol is focusing on getting a search warrant. here is some the pictures. apparently what they say is they want the
Univision
Nov 30, 2009 6:30pm EST
maría elena. >>> gracias jorge, el presidente obama, va anunciar su esperada estrategia para afganistán, hoy se les explica a los líderes y socios comerciales es como alemania y china, desde washington nos dice qué estrategia buscará para los nuevos esfuerzos merc americano >>> después 3dz mesde partir en afganistán. >>> este no es unompromiso sinfín estamos ahí para ser socios para los afrg nafganos pn proveer seguridad al país >>> las tropas en las campañas de estabilizar afganistán, pueden llegar y salir dentro de los próximos 2 o 3 años, las tropas de largo alcance de tener una presencia regional creo que van a estar ahí por muchos años. >>> el presidente buscará que la otan, envíe 10 mil soldados al esfuerzo para llegar a la cifra régimecomendada por el coman adelancomandante de las tropas y comunicó su decisión hacia francia, rusia y otros, también pakistán,h@ hará algo más, donde se cree que se refug refugiteu÷ refug refugia bin la lleno >>> es un gobierno que no funciona. >>> soldados se mof lee za rían durante los próximos 18 meses, esto ti
CNN
Nov 29, 2009 7:00pm EST
will be a milestone for barack obama. the war in afghanistan that began eight years ago in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks will effectively become mr. obama's war after tuesday. cnn's kate bolduan explains. >> don, with all eyes on tuesday's long-anticipated announcement from president obama. defense department officials tell cnn they are preparing plans to send about 34,000 additional troops to afghanistan. according to white house press secretary robert gibbs, the president will use his address tuesday to explain why the u.s. is in afghanistan, what the u.s. plan is in the country going forward, what the cost is for this new comprehensive strategy and, according to gibbs, the president will also make clear this is not an open-ended engagement. but president obama faces some real challenges in selling this new comprehensive strategy as the american people and members of congress seem divided. >> from my point of view, the president is correct in assessing that afghanistan is a war that must be won because the national security implications of what happens in afghanistan will
ABC
Nov 30, 2009 3:35am EST
>>> it is a busy week for the obama administration on economic matters. today the treasury department is expected to start pressuring mortgage companies to cut payments for troubled homeowners. on thursday the white house hosted a jobs summit to confront unemployment. friday the government releases november figures on unemployment. >>> one in four homeowners owes more on their mortgage than what their property is worth. lenders are supposed to help those in trouble but abc's rachel martin reports today, the govern act >> reporter: the obama administration says banks aren't doing enough to help millions of americans at risk of losing their homes. so they'll announce a new strategy that will involve a campaign to name and shame. for nearly a year, the administration has been offering cash to banks if they'll lower mortgage payments for homeowners in crisis. the head of the program tells the "new york times" the banks are not doing a good enough job. some of the firms ought to be embarrasse andbe. members of the administration aren't the only ones frustrated. days ago a judge
FOX News
Nov 30, 2009 5:30am EST
-- coming up the queen of daytime. oprah winfrey helped kick start barak obama's run to the white house but is she about to trip up the president? and her media empire? plus remember john's bombshell announcement that he sold nearly all of his stock@@@@ >> final for what do i need to know for next week. john lay sneeled >> weak dollar, the low interest rates, dxd is a fund i invested in. it does twice the inverse of the dow and also got a lot of cash. >> trace >>i >> oprah winfrey will interview barak obama at the white house in hopes of giving him back his mojo? won't work. between the deficit and unfortunately no young people watch her show anymore. >> ooh. ok. johnathan? >> well a cold snap is sweeping the nation so you might want to check out puerte asr is the ticker symbol. they run and manage airport ins cancun and cozumel, the swine flu paranoia has dissipated. >> gracias, wayne, what you got? >> well, if you thinking nation is a threat and interest rates are going to rise take a look at tbt. >> speaking of gracias, marijuana -- they are cracking down on the loosey-goosey gi
NBC
Nov 30, 2009 4:00pm EST
obama's state difference last week. what does this breach sayed about it secret service and will criminal charges be filed against the couple? now congress wants t hear from the couple and the head of the secret service. tracie potts joins us live now from the white house with the latest. tracie, it got a little bit heated earlier today. >> reporter: yeah it did. a white house spokesman spoke out basically for the first time since this incident happened and was asked whether or not white house staff might be at fault. >> mr. and mrs. salahi. >> reporter: the reality tv wanna-bes who got into last week's white house dinner without being on the guest list have been on tv before. >> i would like to welcome all of you. >> reporter: featured three years ago in a report on their family vineyard. this thursday we may hear from them for the first time. michale and tareq salahi are invited to a congressional hearing with theed of the secret service. this is not time for political games or scapegoating. committee chairman benny thompson says in a statement "my confidence in the management
WHUT
Nov 30, 2009 7:00am EST
the court case in munich. >> president obama expected to announce tens of thousands of more u.s. troops in an increasingly unpopular war. mr. obama is also seeking thousands of troops from nato allies. britain is getting closer to confirming an increase in troop levels. the defense secretary says the military now has enough equipment to send a further 500 british troops to afghanistan. >> we have been doing a lot of work over the last few months to try to make sure t conditions set by the prime minister have been met and satisfied, that they have been met with the ratios and equipment that people need for the levels of treatment we have in afghanistan -- they have improved over the last few months and quite considerably, in terms of helicopters and protected vehicles as well. certainly the first condition imposed has been met. >> britain's defense secretary. this is "world news today." coming up, is this an end to political turmoil? a new man wins the presidential election in honduras. and what really happened in florida, and mystery deepens about a car crash that injured the wo
NBC
Nov 30, 2009 5:30am EST
. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you, jen. president obama is expected to announce a plan to send up to 35,000 more american troops to afghanistan. the strategy is expected to be a tough sell. critics wonder how the president will justify the enormous cost. 11 news reporter brian mooar has that story from washington. >> how many more american troops are headed to afghanistan? president obama makes his long-awaited announcement on tuesday. but early leaks are suggesting he'll send more than 30,000 within the next year and a half, 9,000 beginning in february. >> that's reminiscent of vietnam, that slow escalation. it didn't work there. you need to put in everybody you can, as quickly as you can, and deliver a knockout punch to the enemy. >> republicans aren't convinced the president is doing enough. democrats are afraid afghanistan will become the next iraq. >> the key here is an afghan surge not an american surge. >> senator carl levin of michigan is one of a number of democrats who want to tax the wealth dwroi pay for the war. estimated costs of an extra mi
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2009 11:00am EST
60 votes they need to finish the fight. >>> plus, president obama facing an incredible week as he prepares to announce his long-awaited strategy for the war in afghanistan. >>> will those white house party crashers face charges? new details emerging now about the fame-obsessed couple and now at least two lawmakers are calling for a criminal investigation. >>> good morning. i'm monica novotny. >> i'm tamron hall. >>> developing story out of washington state. the suspect of an ambush on police near seattle is now said to be nowhere to be found. police thought 37-year-old maurice clemmons was held up in a seattle home but can't find him now. he is accused of shooting four police officers execution style in a suburban seattle coffee shop and nearly a decade ago, clemmons prison sentence of 60 years was commuted by former arkansas governor mike huckabee. nbc george lewis is live in parkland, washington. police thought the man was held up in the home and not the case so where are they searching? >> they are searching the neighborhood and looking at the add joining houses in that area. t
CBS
Nov 30, 2009 6:30pm EST
next. don't forget wusa9.com is always on. have a good night. >> couric: tonight, president obama orders 30,000 more u.s. troops to afghanistan as he plans to lay out his new strategy in a nationwide address. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a manhunt in washington state. the search is on for a career criminal wanted in the brutal murders of four police officers. the tiger woods mystery continues. after crashing his s.u.v., he's now pulling out of his own tournament and still not talking to the police. and a great american city honors our own steve hartman. why? because he asked. >> reporter: could i get one of those keys? >> yeah, i'll get you one. hey, ken! captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the orders have gone out. president obama is sending tens of thousands of additional u.s. troops to afghanistan. the first wave is expected to arrive by christmas. tomorrow night, president obama will outline his new strategy in a nationally televised address from west point. david martin reports the president will
FOX News
Nov 30, 2009 1:00pm EST
president obama's decision on afghanistan. the president held a high-level meeting last night and issued orders to his war council. he has also informed world leaders of his plan. tomorrow he is said to outline his strategy in a prime-time speech. it is a plan some critics say will be a hard sell. major garrett is with us. i know the speech is still being crafted, but he will be talking about boosting combat forces as well as how to get out of afghanistan? >> that is right, his top speech writer is continuing to write the speech until tomorrow night. the president will talk about what robert gibbs told us about today. this is not an open-ended commitment in afghanistan. yes, there are up to 35,000 troops, but the president will also make it clear those forces will not be in afghanistan forever, and there will be a time line, at least a soft timeline, to assess how well those forces are completing the mission. the president will make it clear to the skeptics, many of them democrats in congress, that although he is increasing the footprint in afghanistan, it will not be forever. tra
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2009 9:30pm EST
. >> on tuesday, president obama will address the nation, outlining his afghanistan strategy. we will have coverage of his speech from the u.s. military academy at west point tuesday night at 8:00 eastern live on the c-span networks. >> coming up, political strategists talk about the obama presidency and the 2010 and 2012 elections. and then it is "q & a" with naomi klein. and following that, another chance to see "prime minister's questions" with british prime minister, gordon brown. now a group of political strategists discuss the obama presidency. three republicans and three democrats took part in this discussion. from tulane university in new orleans, this is just over 1:10. >> before i speak, i always like to give everybody a little insight into new orleans and what is going on here. for this particular piece of insighing, i give credit to julia read -- reed, who came up with this quote. she is quoting someone writing about new orleans to friends and family in 1877. he said times are not good here. the city is crumbled in arcs. it it is buried under a flood of fraud. it's conditi
ABC
Nov 30, 2009 2:20am EST
new surge of forces. >> i'm chris wallace and this is "fox news sunday." >> president obama will announce his plan tuesday night in a speech to the nation from west point. senator kyl, what will you be listening for? what do you want to hear in the president's speech? >> first of all, i want to hear the details. will he follow the recommendations of general petraeus and general mcchrystal in moving at least 40,000 troops into the area as quickly as possible? and the other two key elements, both the political and economic almosts, of counter insurgency. secondly, talk of an exit strategy is exactly the wrong way to go. i hear that in the media. i certainly hope the president doesn't do that. all that does is signal to the enemies and also to our allies, to the folks in pakistan as well as the afghanis, that we're not there to stay until the mission is accomplished. and they've got to know that we will be there for them until the mission is accomplished or they'll make other arrangements and it won't be to our benefit. >> senator bayh? >> chris, this is a very complex situation so
FOX News
Nov 29, 2009 10:00pm EST
is the timing of it coming out right now before president obama is going to announce how many troops he is going to send to afghanistan and what the strategy is going to be, what the mission is going to be. i think this is an opportunity to remind people that may not have been the intention of the report it's important to have enough troops on the ground. paradoxiccally even though it's meant to be a criticism of president bush not by the staff. not by the members of the community. it may have the effect of reminding the president that it would be difficult to disregard general mccrystal's demand or request for between 30 and 40,000 troops. >> seems like there's two purposes is the way it is laid out. >> the importance of the border between afghanistan and pakistan. the reason we are in the mess we are in now is we failed to seal the border in december of 230sh2001. went from afghanistan to pakistan which is where they are now. what's going on in pakistan today the military and army has taken the night to the taliban on the pakistan side of the border. what they asked for the
HLN
Nov 30, 2009 12:00pm EST
able to get into president obama's first state dinner without being invited. the house homeland security committee wants the couple and the head the secret service to testify about this on thursday. now, at least two senators want authorities to press charges against tareq and michaele sala salahi. the secret service says she slipped by. lawmakers aren't the only ones who think the administration should make an example out of these two reality stars. >> they trespassed, no right to be there. secret service has a tough enough task. these people want a reality tv show, give them one, called dealing with the federal prosecution system in the district of columbia. >> that's getting to the point. the "new york times" says the salahi's answered questions and their lawyer insists they did not crash that dinner. >>> a law professor is telling struggling homeowners, it's okay to walk away from your mortgage. what do you think? is that sound advice or the start of a credit nightmare? we want your views on this very controversial topic. >>> so glad today. the supreme court overturned a low
CNN
Nov 29, 2009 10:00pm EST
levels will likely reach 100,000. on tuesday president barack obama expected to authorize another 34,000 american forces to fight the taliban and help train afghan forces. that is a 50% increase over the 68,000 who are already there. there are also 45,000 troops from other countries as well. we're in afghanistan, and chris lawrence is in washington to share their insights on the impending troop announcement. thank you for joining us. chris, you returned from afghanistan a short time ago. atia, you are there now. chris, when you're talking to the pentagon and hearing about the troop levels, the pentagon is preparing some 30,000 to 34,000 troops to go over there. how are they preparing them, and how soon before they will possibly go? >> well, from what we're hearing, the first troops could leave just next month, about a thousand marines to leave next month. and then another few thousand to follow after that, possibly in january. after that they will roll out in staggered brigades. there's no way that you could deploy 30,000 to 40,000 troops in afghanistan all at once. there's just n
FOX News
Nov 29, 2009 7:00pm EST
with democrats. and the obama administration about to turn the screws on some big banks saying they are that he not doing enough to help cash strapped home owners facing foreclosure. what's in the works? find out next. the world could use a little more space by moving 35,000 truckloads of freight each day csx trains give you a little more space csx. how tomorrow moves. >> now to the health care countdown and tomorrow, a big day, the senate begins formal tee bait on the historic health care reform bill and senate majority leader harry reid hit ago major snag. right now the 60 votes he'll need for final passage just aren't there. the reason, well, big cracks in the democratic coalition that got the bill to this point in the first place. there are disagreements, big ones, over two big issues in the bill. abortion restrictions and of course, that public option, which is the government-run plan. final amendments that attract liberal democrats could easily make conservative democrats jump ship and vice versa, it was only last weekend the senate voting to secure a formal debate on the bill
FOX
Nov 29, 2009 10:00pm EST
president obama's speech on troop levels. tuesday he is expected to announce how many additional troops he'll send to afghanistan. it is a decision the whole country has waited weeks for. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are already weighing in. fox 5's sarah simmons takes a closer look tonight. >> reporter: in two days president obama will announce the new battle plan for afghanistan. he's expected to send an additional 34,000 troops but some lawmakers worry it may not be enough. >> you need to put in everybody you can as quickly as you can and deliver a knockout punch to the enemy. >> reporter: the president's top commander on the ground wanted 40,000 additional troops to defeat the taliban led insurgency, stabilize the afghan government and provide more obtaining for afghan forces. but some democratic lawmakers don't think more u.s. combat troops is the answer. >> why the additional troops would help increase the size of the afghan army. when i was in afghanistan, i was told that the greatest need in afghanistan is for more afghan troops. >> how are we going to keep the pr
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2009 6:00am EST
. it's a celebrated week for president obama. a lot of newspapers looking at it that way, including "the wall street journal" and politico. he lays out his afghan strategy tomorrow night from west point. he's still pushing through health care reform. and this week we're having this jobs summit, which i'm so intent on hearing more about. lots of financial initiatives that people are asking questions about. today the fed tries to shame mortgage institutions into lowering payments for homeowners. they have a lot going on. >> they do have a lot going on. it's going to be a historic week. the jobs summit, i'm not so sure. i may be with paul krugman on this one. >> we have a lot of interesting must reads coming up. i'm not sure i have the guts to read one. >> i'll read it for you. >> not sure if you want to. >> why don't we start with news. >> coming up at 7:00, jim cramer will be here, and he'll look at the headlines out of the white house from his perspective along with chuck todd. >>> for the first time in his career, golfer tiger woods facing scrutiny for his actions off the course th
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2009 12:00pm EST
will be dead by then. who will stand with these two and against obama and his health care monstrosity? earlier this month congressman xavier was critical of into policy of giving up too easily. according to political nancy pelosi said that she understands she has tire tracks on your back because he threw her under the bus. . . my back because it xavier through me under the boss. no, madam speaker, it's the other way around. bye taking single pay off the table, you through the american people under the bus. what about congressman john conyers? will conyers, the lead sponsor 676 stand with kucinich and massa? he said he was tired of rahm emanuel's approach of, quote, give us anything and we will declare victory. declare victory. conyers said obama, quote, but just sign anything. but the question is will john conyers agreed to vote for anything? he did earlier this month. when will he break from obama? congressman don edwards is another so-called progressive for single payer. she took single payer off the table. she, too, said in july anything less than a public auction tight to medicare
FOX
Nov 29, 2009 10:00pm EST
barack obama is expected to announce his plan for the eight-year old war in afghanistan this tuesday. military officials say the president's plan could involve adding more than 35,000 u.s. troops to the nearly 70,000 currently there. lawmakers say it's necessary to send more troops, while others worry about the rising cost of the war. >> we're going to put measurements and benchmarks on the afghan government, but we're going to have the troops win the conflict. >> you've got to put afghanistan in the context of what is happening in america today. it's not only a $12 trillion national debt, we're in the worst economic depression since the 1930s. >> president obama's address is set for 8:00 tuesday night. >>> get out of my face. >> nobody cares. >> get out of my face. >> what are you doing? >> anti-war activist gets in to a physical altercation at an anti-war protest in california. she was there spreading her message to president obama to not send more of our troops to afghanistan. she attracted international attention for a protest outside of president bush's texas ranch in 2005. her
ABC
Nov 29, 2009 11:00pm EST
dead. another woman was hurt with non- life threatening injuries. coming up, president obama will announce his strategy for the war in afghanistan. he is expected to announce that at least 35 -- 30,000 more troops are headed to afghanistan. but he could find roadblocks in the senate. president obama is also facing intense opposition to health care reform. the debate over the health care bill is set to begin tomorrow. others say they will not support a bill that includes a so-called public aucoption. two senators are saying that charges should be filed against the couple across the state dinner at the courthouse. they said that kind of behavior has to be discouraged. the couple is reportedly shopping their story around, looking for hundreds of thousands of dollars for an interview. shoppers were out in force this weekend, searching for bargains. tomorrow is cyber monday, traditionally the beginning of the online shopping season. we look at -- we have more on this holiday shopping season. >> retailers are doing their best to lure as in with great deals. the numbers are informed is h
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2009 3:00pm EST
happening there. >>> on the eve of president obama's prime time speech, david, on afghanistan, he spent today laying out his plans with his national security team and talking to american alice, including the prime minister of great britain and the president of france. here at home it has become clear the politics could make the expected escalation of the war a tough sell, especially among the president's supporters. but senator carl levin, democrat of michigan, says the need is for more afghan troops. >> i was in afghanistan, i was told that the greatest need in afghanistan is for more afghan troops. the key here is an afghan surge, not an american surge. >> meanwhile, republicans, like senator richard lugar say escalating the war may mean new taxes and holding off on health care reform. >> the war is terribly important. jobs and our economy are terribly important. so, this may be an audacious suggestion, but i would suggest we put aside the health care debate until next year, the same way we put cap and trade and climate change and talk now about the essentials, the war and money. >> o
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2009 7:00am EST
house memo, looking at what is going on -- "vital test for obama on mandate for change. congressional hearings on the war will open on capitol hill. health care debate is going to resume, the testing the ability of the congress and the white house to multitask." we are taking your calls on health care in what you are expecting happen this week, what you are hoping to see. afghanistan, part of the plan this week, "the new york times" reports a potential time frame for winding down involvement. "the president is expected to make the announcement this week according to senior administration officials. an anonymous official said that the president wants to give a clear sense that there is a time frame for action and that the war will wind down. the official would not disclose the time frame, but said that it would not be as firm as the withdrawal from iraq, where mr. obama has committed to withdrawing all forces by 2011. looking at afghanistan, more than troops, there is an emphasis on skills over numbers. looking not only at the forces and their number, but what they will
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2009 5:00pm EST
campaign stop not far from washington, d.c., now president obama vowed not only to reform health care, but to do it in a new way. he said i will have all of the negotiations around a big table, televised on c-span so people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents an who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. americans wanted to believe this would be true. republicans offered to work with the majority on our ideas, but that was rejected. and so what has happened? business as usual. let me read from a report this past weekend about business as usual. the associated press has moved a story saying that health care lobbyists and other interests have made $57 -- 575 visits to the white house between january and august. the report is based on records released by the white house on wednesday. the timing of the release smells of a classic washington tactic. dumping bad news on the gettaway date before a long weekend. clearly the white house, who has prized itself on being the most transparent administration in the history o
WETA
Nov 30, 2009 6:30pm EST
>> pau less talk, more action. e obama administration wants to turn the ti when it comes to feclosures, so it turning up the heat on mortgage servicers to help borrows keep their homes. >> susie: if you went to t mall this weeken you know shoppers were buyi. t investors started buying retail stocks monthsgo. we'll look at whshares of retailers are doing well. >> paul: uni leaders will be ong president obama's guests at thursday's whe house summit on jobs. tonight, we ask the f.l./c.i.o.'s damon silvers how s union will help the president create js. >> susie: whent comes to investg, do you follow the herd? coming up, surprisg evidence on what makes you oose the stocks you choose. >> paul: i'm paukangas. >> susie: and i'm sie gharib. this is "nightly busins report" for moay, november 30. "nhtly business report" is made possib by: thisrogram is made possible by contributions tyour pbs statn from viewers like you. thank you. caioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good ening, everyone. tough action todayrom the whe house to stop the pace of foreclosures. the obama admistration anun
FOX News
Nov 30, 2009 11:00am EST
gibbs, where he says that president obama in an oval office meeting yesterday at 5:00 p.m. with defense secretary robert gates, secretary of state hillary clinton, general david petraeus, the top general for the afghan/pakistan region, and also the chairman of the joint chiefs, issued his orders on its strategy on the way forward in afghanistan, so he did not want to get too far ahead of the president's speech, but we know that those orders were issued late yesterday, 5:00 p.m., in the oval office. regarding australia, we are told president obama will not be asking australia to send more troops to the conflict in afghanistan. the aussies had 1550 troops. prime minister read says he feels that is about the right number -- prime minister rudd. the president is reaching out to allies for more troops. we have been told him for the president will not ask australia specifically for more because they have already given more than any other non-nato country. jane: talk about the domestic politics involved back at home for the speech tomorrow. >> it is interesting. if you walk -- watch the sunday
HLN
Nov 30, 2009 6:00am EST
more troops. the report comes ahead of president obama's announcement tomorrow about whether he's going to send more troops to afghanistan. >>> okay. are you going to be shopping at work today? this is what they call cyber monday when a lot of people hit the web to buy holiday gifts. problem, many people do it on company time. jennifer westhoven is here. you and i can say it's part of our job. >> i have to research the deals. >> exactly. good morning. >> good morning. i mean, one thing you should really all know about cyber monday it's just a big marketing gimmick. it's not the busiest day for shopping or not even necessarily the big deals. take that marketing gimmick and make it your game. there are deals out there if you didn't want anything to do with the black friday crowds. maybe that's too much for you. maybe this is the time you start doing your shopping. store trade group predicts more americans will buy online compared to last year. sears web page has 15% off appliances, lots of other deals, too. best buy has a 19-inch hd tv. of course, i don't know about you. i see these deals
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2009 9:00am EST
of battle. >>> and then will president obama's decision mean senator obama standards? good morning, my name is da e i. and i am the fine little host of this program called the "morning meeting." and it begins right now. big week ahead. we will break down what we need to expect. jonathan capehart is here, and crisis management eric deznol joining the meeting, and chuck todd on the health care debate, and kristin dolldrin rounding things out for us. what happened outside of tiger woods' florida home this weekend? for three days in a row, woods said he did not want to speak with police investigating the crash. we are getting some idea from his neighbor's call to 911. >>> the prominent website, tmz that tracks hollywood gossip said tiger's wife attacked him with a golf club because of an affair, and tiger was injured trying to drive away. eric, however the facts play out in the case, not a good five days in the tiger woods' camp. how much damage is done to the business and to the entire enterprise as a result -- and image as a result of all this? >> it's too early to tell. tiger woods
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